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Dolphins comply with phrases with former Lion cornerback Justin Coleman to bolster secondary

Miami’s secondary grew to become a bit stronger on Wednesday morning, simply hours till the NFL’s new 12 months is about to start.

NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Dolphins have agreed to phrases with cornerback Justin Coleman. Pelissero added that the one-year deal may very well be price as much as $2.75 million.

Colemen started his profession as an undrafted free agent earlier than stringing collectively a number of robust years in New England, successful a Tremendous Bowl with the Patriots.

Brian Flores, coach of the Miami Dolphins, was New England’s security coach when the group added him in 2015.

Coleman signed a four-year $36 million cope with Detroit in 2019 and was one of many league’s highest paid slot corners.

The Lions lately launched the cornerback after taking part in 11 video games in 2020, permitting a completion proportion of 77.8 % on 45 targets. The completion proportion allowed was his highest within the final three years.

Coleman will seemingly get an opportunity to compete with Nik Needham for the beginning slot cornerback spot. In the meantime, Byron Jones and Xavien Howard, Miami’s highest-paid gamers, are close to locks to return to their roles on the boundary.

It’s doable that 2020 first-round choose Noah Igbinoghene may combat for the slot spot, however he’ll seemingly present depth on the boundary behind Jones and Howard.